Tom Merritt is exceptional on all of the podcasts he is on, and East Meets West has a great premise and content. The problem is in the delivery, on the "East" side. Roger Chang cannot effectively deliver anything he wants to say. He probably does great at writing, but in this type of audio he sounds unprepared, and his monologues are so littered with "Ummm", "You Know", "Uhhhh", and other filler words that it is painful to listen to him trying to make a point. I believe his points are probably very solid, and complement Tom's viewpoint, but that doesn't matter when they are delivered so poorly.
Roger, if you are going to continue on this Podcast, I suggest you add a lot of time to your calendar for it. You probably need to listen to each show, after it is recorded and critique yourself. Take that critique and apply it to your prep time, which also needs to be dramatically expanded.
I deleted this Podcast from my repertoire, but hope to come back in a few months to see if it has improved at all.